Giftbox with Ice Wine & Noble Wine
Noble Wine - #8 Top American Riesling - 92 Points!
"Golden in color and rich, with spicy notes complementing the open-textured apricot, pear and floral flavors. Finishes with remarkable transparency, lingering beautifully. Drink now through 2022."
Noble Wine - 90 Points!
“This botrytized wine came from 2011 vintage grapes that were not harvested until February 2012. A light-golden color, it’s bright with aromas of dried apples, pears and flowers. It’s sweet (170g/L residual sugar) but not weighty, retaining a sense of lightness and elegance.” –Wine Enthusiast
Ice Wine - 88 Points!
“Ice wines are a rarity in Washington. This one offers aromas of orange peel, flowers and candied ginger. It’s sweet (155g/L residual sugar) but is still quite deft in style.” –Wine Enthusiast
Thanks to a well-timed frost, this Riesling Ice Wine was harvested on St. Nicolas Day. This succulent dessert wine expresses aromas of citrus blossom and apricot with rich flavors of stone fruit and honey.
At 1,200 feet of elevation, Selenium Vineyard sits on the Golden Bench of the Yakima Valley. This south facing slope has thin soils with wind-blown loess on fractured basalt encouraging the vines to dig deep for nutrients. Planted in 2001, Selenium Vineyard features German Riesling clones 190, 110, 98 & 239. All four clones were lovingly hand-harvested to ensure the best cluster selection for our Noble and Ice Wine Rieslings.
While our Noble & Ice Wines were harvested from the same vineyard block, they could not be more different. These dessert wines each have their own distinctive personality and speak to the versatility and artistry of Riesling winemaking.